The emerging compromise plan would cut spending and raise the debt limit in two phases.
The sensitivity of the wheel-and-axle system to all these factors meant that it could not have been developed in phases, he said.
The fourth operation, which was again split into two phases, lasted from March 24 until May 13, 2011 and was successful.
Having written a book on the same theme, I have had phases of being been obsessed by Lewis myself.
Gene Simmons and company, intentionally or by accident, engineered a perfect bridge between these two phases.
As previously indicated, the female is the principal worker in the second and third phases of construction.
Allis was as familiar with his moods as she was with the phases of Lauzanne's temper.
As seen from Saturn, what kind of phases would Jupiter present?
She knew too much of life, in some patient fashion, to resist it, in any of its phases.
We may see in them phases of man's development out of a sensuous into an institutional life.
1705, "phase of the moon," back-formed as a singular from Modern Latin phases, plural of phasis, from Greek phasis "appearance" (of a star), "phase" (of the moon), from stem of phainein "to show, to make appear" (see phantasm). Latin singular phasis was used in English from 1660. Non-lunar application is first attested 1841. Meaning "temporary difficult period" (especially of adolescents) is attested from 1913.
"to synchronize," 1895, from phase (n.). Meaning "to carry out gradually" is from 1949, hence phase in "introduce gradually" (1954), phase out (1954). Related: Phased; phasing.
A characteristic form, appearance, or stage of development that occurs in a cycle or that distinguishes some individuals of a group.
A discrete homogeneous part of a material system that is mechanically separable from the rest, as is ice from water.
Any of the forms or states, solid, liquid, gas, or plasma, in which matter can exist, depending on temperature and pressure.
A particular stage in a periodic process or phenomenon such as a wave form or time pattern.